Problem: Using the activity series (refer to the following table), write balanced chemical equations for the following reactions. If no reaction occurs, simply write no reaction.Activity Series of Metals in Aqueous SolutionMetalOxidation ReactionLithiumLi( s )  →  Li+ ( aq ) + e-PotassiumK( s )  →  K +  ( aq ) + e-BariumBa( s )  →  Ba2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-CalciumCa( s )  →  Ca2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-SodiumNa( s )  →  Na +  ( aq ) + e-MagnesiumMg( s )  →  Mg2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-AluminumAl( s )  →  Al3 +  ( aq ) + 3e-ManganeseMn( s )  →  Mn2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-ZincZn( s )  →  Zn2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-ChromiumCr( s )  →  Cr3 +  ( aq ) + 3e-IronFe( s )  →  Fe2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-CobaltCo( s )  →  Co2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-NickelNi( s )  →  Ni2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-TinSn( s )  →  Sn2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-LeadPb( s )  →  Pb2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-HydrogenH2 ( g )  →  2H +  ( aq ) + 2e-CopperCu( s )  →  Cu2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-SilverAg( s )  →  Ag +  ( aq ) + e-MercuryHg( l )  →  Hg2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-PlatinumPt( s )  →  Pt2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-GoldAu( s )  →  Au3 +  ( aq ) + 3e-Hydrogen gas is bubbled through a solution of silver nitrate.

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Recall that the activity series gives us the relative reactivities of metals to oxidationmetals higher in the activity series are more reactive to oxidation and vice-versa.


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Using the activity series (refer to the following table), write balanced chemical equations for the following reactions. If no reaction occurs, simply write no reaction.

Activity Series of Metals in Aqueous Solution

MetalOxidation Reaction
LithiumLi( s )  →  Li+ ( aq ) + e-
PotassiumK( s )  →  K +  ( aq ) + e-
BariumBa( s )  →  Ba2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
CalciumCa( s )  →  Ca2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
SodiumNa( s )  →  Na +  ( aq ) + e-
MagnesiumMg( s )  →  Mg2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
AluminumAl( s )  →  Al3 +  ( aq ) + 3e-
ManganeseMn( s )  →  Mn2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
ZincZn( s )  →  Zn2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
ChromiumCr( s )  →  Cr3 +  ( aq ) + 3e-
IronFe( s )  →  Fe2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
CobaltCo( s )  →  Co2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
NickelNi( s )  →  Ni2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
TinSn( s )  →  Sn2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
LeadPb( s )  →  Pb2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
HydrogenH2 ( g )  →  2H +  ( aq ) + 2e-
CopperCu( s )  →  Cu2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
SilverAg( s )  →  Ag +  ( aq ) + e-
MercuryHg( l )  →  Hg2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
PlatinumPt( s )  →  Pt2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
GoldAu( s )  →  Au3 +  ( aq ) + 3e-

Hydrogen gas is bubbled through a solution of silver nitrate.

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